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UNICEF-IRC

The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre has as its prime objectives to improve international understanding of the issues relating to children’s rights, to promote economic policies that advance the cause of children, and to help facilitate full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child universally.

UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
PROTECTING CHILDREN FROM VIOLE

Protecting Children from Violence in Sport

A Review with a Focus on Industrialized Countries

2 Aug 2010
The importance of protecting children from all forms of abuse, exploitation and neglect in the context of play and sport has emerged into widened awareness in recent years, as highlighted by the United Nations Study on Violence against Children and raised in the media and other forums. Following ...
CHILDREN & TRUTH COMMISSIONS

Children and Truth Commissions

5 Oct 2010
In collaboration with the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), UNICEF IRC is reviewing the experiences and good practices of children’s involvement in post-conflict truth commissions. The study analyses lessons learned and recommends steps to promote children’s full and effective...
PAUVRETE DES ENFANTS EN PERSPECTIV

La pauvreté des enfants en perspective

Vue d'ensemble du bien être des enfants dans les pays riches - Une évaluation la plus complète à ce jour, de la vie et du bien-être des enfants et des adolescents dans les pays économiquement avancés

Series:
Bilan innocenti
25 Oct 2008
Ce bulletin fournit une évaluation complète de la vie et du bien-être des enfants et des jeunes dans 21 pays du monde industrialisé. Son but est d'encourager la surveillance, de permettre la comparaison et de stimuler la discussion et l'élaboration de politiques visant à améliorer la vie des enfa...
SOUTH ASIA IN ACTION PREVENTING

South Asia in Action

Preventing and Responding to Child Trafficking - Analysis of Anti-trafficking Initiatives in the Region

Series:
Insight Innocenti
3 Dec 2009
Addressing the human cost and practical challenges imposed by child trafficking in South Asia, governments in the region, along with partners, have in recent years undertaken a range of initiatives grounded in the principles of child rights. This Innocenti Insight presents an analysis of anti-tra...
NOT THERE YET

Not There Yet

Canada's Implementation of the General Measures of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

3 Dec 2009
This case study forms a component of Innocenti Research Centre's (IRC) research on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This wider project has examined law reform and the implementation of the Convention in 62 countries. In-depth case studies of countries in different ...
CHILD TRAFFICKING IN EUROPE

Child Trafficking in Europe

A Broad Vision to Put Children First

8 Dec 2009
Within and across borders in Europe, children are trafficked into a variety of exploitative situations, violating their human rights and threatening their survival and development. This report assesses the legal, policy and implementation frameworks in place to address child trafficking in the re...
TRAFFICKING FOR SEXUAL EXPLIOTATIO

Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation and other Exploitative Purposes

20 Jun 2009
This report on the protection of children from commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking is comprised of an introduction to the topic and then examines law and policy on child trafficking in South Asia. The research initiative is particularly focused on South Asia. Included in the preliminar...
UN HUMAN RGHTS STANDARDS &

UN Human Rights Standards and Mechanisms to Combat Violence against Children

A Contribution to the UN Secretary General’s Study on Violence against Children

20 Jun 2009
The Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted in 1989, is the most widely ratified international human rights instrument. In spite of this wide acceptance, children continue to be routinely subject to many forms of violence. This publication is aimed to evoke the human rights framework set o...
BIRTH REGISTRATION: RIGHT FROM THE

Birth Registration

Right from the Start

Series:
Innocenti Digest
20 Jun 2009
This Digest looks at birth registration, a fundamental human right that opens the door to other rights, including education and health care, participation and protection. It explains why the births of more than 50 million babies go unregistered every year. In legal terms, these children do not ex...
CHILDREN & DISABILITY IN TRANSIT

Children and Disability in Transition in CEE/CIS and Baltic States

Series:
Insight Innocenti
20 Jun 2009
This Innocenti Insight looks at how children with disabilities and their families fare in the rapidly changing environment of this wide region, since transition in the early 1980’s. It builds upon the significant body of research and policy reflections accrued at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Cen...
AIDS PUBLIC POLICY & CHILD WELL

AIDS, Public Policy and Child Well-being

13 Jun 2009
This book reviews the community and public policy interventions introduced so far to moderate the impact of the disease on children and families, and discusses the advantages and limitations of such interventions. The main constraint to the measures introduced so far is their nearly exclusive foc...
REFORMING CHILD LAW IN SOUTH AFRIC

Reforming Child Law in South Africa

Budgeting and Implementation Planning

23 Jun 2009
This publication documents a rare attempt to assess all the steps involved in legal reform for realization of child rights and make a detailed estimate of the costs at each step. The case study addresses two costing projects in connection with these reforms: one for development of a child justice...
LAW REFORM IMPLEMEN RGHTS CHILD

Law Reform and Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

13 Jun 2009
The study reviews the legislation concerning the rights of children since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), as well as questions such as reservations and the status of the CRC in domestic law. It mainly focuses on laws adopted or amended by the national legislature,...
SOUTH ASIA IN ACTION PREVENTING

South Asia in Action

Preventing and Responding to Child Trafficking - Child Rights-based Programme Practices

Series:
Insight Innocenti
4 Jun 2009
The present study addresses programme practices that aim to combat child trafficking in South Asia. It presents three case studies of child rights-based initiatives, with a strong focus on prevention, along with other components of rights-based programming. These initiatives have been developed b...
CHILD CARE TRANSITION

The Child Care Transition

A League Table of Early Childhood Education and Care in Economically Advanced Countries

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
13 Jun 2009
A great change is coming over childhood in the world's richest countries. Today's rising generation is the first in which a majority are spending a large part of early childhood in some form of out-of-home child care. At the same time, neuroscientific research is demonstrating that loving, stable...
CLIMATE CHANGE & CHILDREN

Climate Change and Children

A Human Security Challenge - Policy Review Paper

13 Jun 2009
The evidence presented in this review confirms the centrality of children and their unique vulnerabilities to global, national and subnational policies and frameworks on climate change and human security. It also identifies a gap in existing agreements, protocols and policies that have not suffic...
CHANGING HARMFUL SOCIAL CONV

Changing a Harmful Social Convention

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Series:
Innocenti Digest
28 Jan 2008
This Innocenti Digest examines the social dynamics of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). In communities where it is practiced, FGM/C is an important part of girls’ and women’s cultural gender identity. The procedure imparts a sense of pride, of coming of age and a feeling of community me...
PROMOT RGHTS CHILDRN DISABILITIES

Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities

Series:
Innocenti Digest
28 Jan 2008
The Innocenti Digest on Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities attempts to provide a global perspective on the situation of some 200 million children with disabilities. The Digest is based on reports from countries across regions and from a wide range of sources. These include account...
CHILD TRAFFICKING IN EUROPE

Child Trafficking in Europe

A Broad Vision to Put Children First - Summary Report

25 Jan 2008
This Report examines how the European region is responding to child trafficking. It assesses the legal, policy and implementation frameworks in place to address this phenomenon, which affects the lives of untold numbers of children and families in the region.
PROTEFEONS LES ENFANTS TOUCHES PAR

Protégeons les enfants touchés par le VIH et le SIDA

Series:
Insight Innocenti
21 Feb 2008
Ce rapport entend faire progresser le débat sur l'impact du VIH et du sida sur les enfants en attirant l'attention sur la situation des enfants orphelins à cause du sida et sur les limites des réponses actuelles pour faire appliquer leurs droits. Il examine également les options de soutien à ces ...
CARING FOR CHILDREN AFFECTED

Caring for Children Affected by HIV and AIDS

Series:
Insight Innocenti
28 Jan 2008
This Insight is intended to advance the discussion on the impact of HIV and AIDS on children in three key ways: by drawing attention to the situation of children orphaned by AIDS and the limitations of current responses for the realization of their rights; by reviewing the options for the care of...
BIRTH REGISTRATION & ARMED CONFL

Birth Registration and Armed Conflict

Series:
Insight Innocenti
29 Jan 2008
The present publication reviews the problem of non-registration in conflict-affected countries while drawing on case studies to analyze successful or promising initiatives to ensure registration. The ultimate goal is to assist practitioners in the field in conflict and post-conflict environments ...
CITIES WITH CHILDREN CHILD FRIEND

Cities With Children

Child Friendly Cities in Italy

Series:
Insight Innocenti
29 Jan 2008
The present study describes the evolution of childhood in Italy and the emergence of a new culture of the city. It analyses the consideration given to the Child Friendly Cities initiative and in particular the attention provided to the child as an active citizen and the role of the city in promot...
CHILD POVERTY IN PERSPECTIVE

Child Poverty in Perspective

An Overview of Child Well-being in Rich Countries - A Comprehensive Assessment of the Lives and Well-being of Children and Adolescents in the Economically Advanced Nations

Series:
Innocenti Report Card
1 Jan 2007
This Report Card provides a comprehensive assessment of the lives and well-being of children and young people in 21 nations of the industrialized world. Its purpose is to encourage monitoring, to permit comparison, and to stimulate the discussion and development of policies to improve children’s ...
GENERAL MEASURES THE CONV RGHTS

General Measures of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, The

The Process in Europe and Central Asia

11 Aug 2006
This study is based primarily on the reports of States Parties to the Committee on the Rights of the Child and other documents generated as part of the reporting process established under the CRC and it is supplemented in some cases by information received from UNICEF field offices and partners, ...